LUGGAGE

Smaller carry-on bags are coming — here’s what to do

Mark Nevelow isn’t worried about the new airline carry-on luggage standards everyone’s talking about.

That’s because he just spent $99 on a new, smaller bag — a MobilePro backpack that fits under his seat. “I heard about the proposal,” he says. “I’m not concerned. With this backpack, it won’t affect me.”

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IATA’s bogus motive to reduce size of carry-ons

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline trade organization, is trying to reduce the size of air travelers’ carry-on bags. Why? It claims it wants to free space in aircraft overhead bins, so all passengers will be able to stow them and not be forced to gate-check them.
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4 reasons new carry-on bag sizes won’t fly

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has proposed a new “optimal” carry-on baggage size. Unfortunately, the new “optimal” size is only advantageous for the airlines, not their passengers. After creating the conditions that have led to overcrowding of inflight luggage bins, the airline solution is to make allowable carry-on bags smaller.

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